If we compare Samsung Galaxy S7 with the iPhone 7, it is like comparing Batman with Superman. Although it is tough to compare two major smartphones from the two tech giants, we’ll try to give a brief overview. It’s more like a summary of the devices, as we cannot determine actual performance without physically testing the devices hand in hand. Once iPhone 7 is available in Pakistan, we’ll make a comparison of the devices in various aspects to give our readers a fair verdict.
The following comparison is merely by specifications and not actual user-experience.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is a smart, slim and amazing handset with an advanced Gorilla Glass back and a screen-dominated front. Samsung Galaxy S7 feels perfect in the hand, and also looks stylish at the same time.
The iPhone 7 looks like an upgraded iPhone 6S, but there are some major differences. The most important difference is the headphone port, which is not available on the Apple iPhone 7. Apple has dumped the headphone port to assist the device in achieving the water and dust resistance technology. Moreover, Apple wants you to use the wireless headphones with its latest iPhone 7.
You get an adapter in the box but it means you can’t charge and use the headphone adapter at the same time. iPhone musicians will miss the jack socket too. The home button has been changed too. It’s solid state and pressure sensitive, with the ability for third party apps to control its behavior.
And in a clever touch, the earpiece speaker now acts as a second stereo speaker, which Apple claims helps the iPhone 7 deliver twice the volume and a wider frequency range than the previous iPhone. You’re not going to make it the centerpiece of a block party, but it should be a lot better for watching YouTube in the kitchen.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel while the Apple iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD. Always On feature shows notifications on the screen without consuming the battery of the smartphone.
The screen resolution of Galaxy S7 is 1440 x 2560 pixels while the resolution of the iPhone 7 is 750 x 1334 pixels. Apple’s retina displays fell quite far behind Samsung and other Androids, and with the iPhone 7, that’s still the case.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) with 4GB RAM. It can run almost all the modern apps and games easily without any hanging issue. On the other hand, Apple iPhone 7 uses iOS 10 with a RAM of 2GB.
The company says that this device is 40 percent faster than the A9, with two high-quality cores handling the massive stuff while two more energy-efficient cores do the less important work. If we talk about the internal memory, the S7 has a 32GB version and a 64GB while the iPhone 7 comes in 32/128/256 GB versions.
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with 12MP camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash and 5MP front shooter for taking the selfies.
If we talk about Apple, the company has introduced a 12MP camera with 4K sensor, optical image stabilization, a four-LED flash, and a new image signal processor. The aperture is improved too, with f/1.8 promising significantly better low-light performance.
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with the 3,000mAh battery, and thanks to Android’s improved battery management and features such as Doze Mode and Always On that allow you to check important things without lighting up the whole display, the Samsung has more than enough juice to get through a typical day without fuss.
Apple hasn’t officially announced the specs of its iPhone 7 battery just yet, but it promises much-improved battery life: on average, Apple says, moving from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone 7 will give you an extra 2 hours of battery life in daily use.
Both Samsung and Apple have their fans and haters, and as both phones are evolutionary steps forwards we don’t see many people switching sides.
From the comparison, we can assume the Samsung is the best. It has a larger screen, an excellent processor, and extra storage. Apple also delivers a good quality overall experience thanks to its control over the hardware and software. Is that worth paying an Apple premium for? Many people think it is, and the iPhone 7 is unlikely to change that.